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Dr. Cook's Garden

Dr Cook s Garden As outlined in the Vermont village of Greenfield Center there is a genial benevolent and greatly loved old physician who is very proud of his community It is peopled with fine wholesome folk and i

  • Title: Dr. Cook's Garden
  • Author: Ira Levin
  • ISBN: 9780822203285
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Paperback
  • As outlined in the Vermont village of Greenfield Center, there is a genial, benevolent and greatly loved old physician who is very proud of his community It is peopled with fine, wholesome folk, and it appears that Heaven rewards the civic virtue by seeing to it that mostly only those who are wicked at heart die And the good Dr Cook, who is willing to go out on sick cAs outlined in the Vermont village of Greenfield Center, there is a genial, benevolent and greatly loved old physician who is very proud of his community It is peopled with fine, wholesome folk, and it appears that Heaven rewards the civic virtue by seeing to it that mostly only those who are wicked at heart die And the good Dr Cook, who is willing to go out on sick calls at any hour of the day or night, is determined it should stay in that fortunate condition When a young physician, who had known and loved Dr Cook for years, returns to the village for a visit, he is delighted to see his venerable friend and benefactor again Then a problem of medical ethics arises to haunt him It may, he concedes, be excusable for a doctor to kill off incurable patients and the hopelessly deformed But he thinks it is going too far to do away with disagreeable people who happen to be a blot on the fair community And it is his attempt to make his mentor see reason on this point that brings on the gripping climax of the play, in which the two doctors, young and old, are pitted against each other in a scene of unforgettable, breath stopping suspense and high drama.

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    About "Ira Levin"

    1. Ira Levin

      Levin graduated from the Horace Mann School and New York University, where he majored in philosophy and English.After college, he wrote training films and scripts for television.Levin s first produced play was No Time for Sergeants adapted from Mac Hyman s novel , a comedy about a hillbilly drafted into the United States Air Force that launched the career of Andy Griffith The play was turned into a movie in 1958, and co starred Don Knotts, Griffith s long time co star and friend No Time for Sergeants is generally considered the precursor to Gomer Pyle, USMC Levin s first novel, A Kiss Before Dying, was well received, earning him the 1954 Edgar Award for Best First Novel A Kiss Before Dying was turned into a movie twice, first in 1956, and again in 1991.Levin s best known play is Deathtrap, which holds the record as the longest running comedy thriller on Broadway and brought Levin his second Edgar Award In 1982, it was made into a film starring Christopher Reeve and Michael Caine.Levin s best known novel is Rosemary s Baby, a horror story of modern day satanism and the occult, set in Manhattan s Upper West Side It was made into a film starring Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes Ruth Gordon won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance Roman Polanski, who wrote and directed the film, was nominated for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.Other Levin novels were turned into movies, including The Boys from Brazil in 1978 The Stepford Wives in 1975 and again in 2004 and Sliver in 1993 Stephen King has described Ira Levin as the Swiss watchmaker of suspense novels, he makes what the rest of us do look like cheap watchmakers in drugstores Chuck Palahniuk, in , calls Levin s writing a smart, updated version of the kind of folksy legends that cultures have always used Ira Levin died from a heart attack at his home in Manhattan, on 12 November 2007.

    337 Comments

    1. Delightfully creepy and thought-provoking all at once. A lesser known Levin work, but one that should get more credit, I think.


    2. 4-1/2 starsExcellent short play about corruption of power, great paired with "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson


    3. Good, but there's not enough motivation explored or explained for what happens as lead up to what is covered in the play.



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